Erie Reader: Vol. 2, No. 11

May 30th, 2012 — June 12th, 2012
Thursday, May 31st, 2012 at 2:59 PM

For your viewing pleasure: a comedy, a drama, and a documentary -- all available for instant streaming on Netflix and instant reviewing here at Erie Reader.

Thursday, May 31st, 2012 at 1:22 PM

The stirring tale of Katurian, a young writer, captured and interrogated by police officers in a totalitarian state for crimes he?s unaware of, ?The Pillowman? features an Orwellian-esque society spiced with bits of Kafka and Camus, yielding a Stygian story where audiences find themselves laughing at the absurd yet dry humor McDonagh?s known for.

Thursday, May 31st, 2012 at 1:18 PM

I ooze admiration when it comes to the DIY aficionados who can knit a sweater, a tunic, even socks or crochet a pillow or amazing fingerless gloves.

Thursday, May 31st, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Drawing from bands like Minus the Bear and Brand New, Instead of Sleeping started back in 2009, with Sweeney, drummer Corey McClain, bassist Tony ?Wolfman? Tortella, and guitarist and keyboardist Woody Wright making up today?s lineup.

Thursday, May 31st, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Even if you don?t eat meat, you can still have a good time at the Rib Cook Off.

Thursday, May 31st, 2012 at 1:08 PM

?Don?t take photographs willy-nilly, you have to have a project.?

Thursday, May 31st, 2012 at 1:05 PM

By tethering a social media campaign with real change in Erie, we can establish a sense of community in the area both digitally and organically.

Thursday, May 31st, 2012 at 12:55 PM

"To be human is to be bonded together, each with our own weaknesses and strengths, because we need each other.?

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 9:48 AM

The bill, if passed, would allow payday lenders to operate in the state, charging as much as 369 percent in annual rates to consumers for 2-week loans. Even the bill?s ?protections? are dubious.

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Pedaling an average of 80 miles a day, six days a week, for more than two months. She?ll cross at least three mountain ranges -- the Cascades, Rockies, and Appalachians -- climbing 8,000 feet on one particularly difficult leg in Wyoming.

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 9:42 AM

My religion demands equality for all; my religion demands peace; my religion demands justice; my religion demands beer drinking and pirate worship.

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Music festivals are the musical Mecca for concertgoers. People travel far and wide to attend any of the hundreds of music festivals in the world for a chance to see a collection of bands play in a single locale. From Glastonbury, which draws 175,000 people a day, to Water Hill, where anyone can play on a nearby porch, music festivals are as diverse as they are abundant.

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Alex Bieler has a plan, and we're stirring up conversation. Welcome to the May 30 issue of the Erie Reader.


Your guide to the 2017 festival scene

Analysis, commentary on Erie’s latest elections

Frank advice from a former mayor to a future one


Erie team ends its championship drought


Scenic speed bumps and ski mask surprise